At 10 a.m. tomorrow morning the California Supreme Court will issue its decision on whether to uphold Proposition 8.
I’ve been brewing over an angry blog entry all week criticizing supporters of Proposition 8 and their hateful propaganda that does SO much harm to the family values they're claiming to protect.
But, when I sat down to finalize things today I decided to go in a different direction.
There will be no Miss California bashing or criticizing Thomas Monson for the $22 million he sent from Utah to California to corrupt an election that doesn’t even affect their state.
Instead, I’d like to give thanks the pioneers who’ve come before us to fight for women’s suffrage, those who gave their lives for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, and for those who fought against societal standards in general and who didn’t conform or give in even when they found themselves fighting alone.
Because, when it comes down to it, the fight is long. And hard. And won't begin or end with California's decision.
Thank you Dorothea Dix
Thank you Sojourner Truth
Regardless of California’s Supreme Court decision tomorrow, I encourage everyone to stand up for everyone’s civil rights. Our founding fathers settled this country on the basis of FREEDOM and equal rights for all.
I’m sure they would be very disappointed in our society if they knew that some of our leaders were twisting their words to form religious-based discriminatory decrees that go against the very grain of our great society.
We cannot be free unless we are all free.
NOW is the time to STAND UP for your friends who are being treated differently because of their sexual orientation (or, according to this article, (thanks for sharing @joeprguy) simply for choosing not to get married). ****So that's great. I'll be dying alone in the hospital. Hooray for being single. I might as well just stay home to die alone with my 47 cats and hanging ferns.****
Now is the time.